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The Comedy of Errors (photo by Christopher Scinta)


CABARET, musical by Kander & Ebb directed by Debby Koszelak Swartz, starring Beau Bradshaw, Jill Anderson, Bradley Gelber, JoAnn V. Mis, Carl Tamburlin, Christopher Fire. Aug 7-17, Thu at 7, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2. Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda (743-1614).


THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, comedy by William Shakespeare, presented by Shakespeare in Delaware Park, directed by Steve Vaughan, starring Adriano Gatto, Nathan Winkelstein, Steve Braddock, Greg Gjurich, Nick Lama, Norm Sham, Lisa Ludwig. Through Aug 17, Tue-Sun at 7:30. Shakespeare Hill, Delaware Park, behind the Rose Garden (856-4533).

ONE-ACT WEDNESDAYS, one act plays by Christopher Durang presented by Buffalo Repertory Awards Theater, directed by Ronald J. Leonardi, starring Gina Drigant, Jeremy Kreuzer, Patricia Maxwell, Vincent Rondinelli, PriscillaYoung-Anker. Through Aug 27, Wed at 5:30. Canalside Ruins near the Erie Canal Harbor. Free admission.

POSEIDON! AN UPSIDE DOWN MUSICAL by David Cera, presented by Buffalo United Artists, directed by Todd Warfield, starring Jimmy Janowski, Jeffrey Coyle, Eric Rawski, Kerrykate Abel, Tyler Brown, Joey Bucheker, Bebe Bvlgari, Maria Droz, Timothy Patrick Finnegan, Christopher Standart, Michael Seitz. Through Aug 17, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 7. Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley (886-9239).


DISNEY’S WINNIE THE POOH KIDS & GODSPELL JR., musicals presented by In Good Company Productions. Through Aug 7, Thu at 7. David L. Miller Bandshell in Niawanda Park, Tonawanda (408-7678). Free admission.

MARY POPPINS, musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film, directed by Randall Kramer, starring Emilie Renier. Through Aug 8, Thu at 2 & 8, Fri at 8, Artpark Main Stage, 450 South 4th St., Lewiston (1-888-223-6000).

SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM, musical revue featuring the songs of Stephen Sondheim, directed by Chris Kelly, starring Kelli Bocock-Natale, Bobby Cooke, John Kaczorowski, Jenn Stafford. Through Aug 9, Wed & Thu at 7, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).

YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN!, musical based on the comic strips by Charles Schultz presented by The Alden Christian Theatre Society. Through Aug 10, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. ACTS Beacon Theatre,1470 Church St., Alden (937-7770).

Special Presentations:

CLINTON’S DITCH: The Story of the Building of the Erie Canal, historical outdoor play by Anne Porter Paris & Hugh Pratt, presented by Erie Canal Drama Theatre, directed by Drew McCabe, Richard Lambert, Elizabeth Oddy, Christopher Andreana, Bryan Patrick Stoyle, Verneice Turner, Aaron Krygier, Jamie Nablo Lama. Aug 28-30 at 7:30. Canalside Ruins near the Erie Canal Harbor (1-800-838-3006).

IT HAPPENED HERE, performance piece created by Mark Goldman, directed by Eve Everett, starring Rolando Gomez, Don Capers, Loraine O’Donnell, Lawrence Shine, Joe Giambra. Through Aug 11, Mon at 7. Canalside Ruins near the Erie Canal Harbor. Free admission.

SAVING GRACE, comedy by Jack Sharkey, directed by Jay Desiderio, starring Katherine Parker, Rob Dziechciarz, Rob Zahm, Alley Griffin, Jay Wollen. Through Aug 24, Thu & Sat dinner at 6 & show at 7:30; Sun, dinner at 1:00 & show at 2:30. Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster (683-7767).


BOURBON AT THE BORDER, staged reading of the play by Pearl Cleage, presented by Ujima Company, directed by Willie Judson. Aug 16 at 8. TheaterLoft, 545 Elmwood Ave. (883-0380).

BUFFALO CHRYSALIS THEATRE CABARET, Broadway classics presented by Buffalo Chrysalis Theatre Company, a fundraiser, starring Matthew Mooney, Melissa Leventhal, Susana Breese, Chistopher Andreana, Sydnie Perkins, Robert Mazierski, John Panepinto. Aug 16 at 8. Our Lady of Hope Church, Lafayette Ave & Grant St, 18 Greenwood Place (903-9288).

STOREHOUSE, a performance installation presented by Torn Space Theater, directed by Dan Shanahan, Aug 22-24 at 6, 6:30, 7, 8, 8:30 & 9. Silo City, 87 Childs St. (812-5733).